Los Angeles Boosts Funding for Foster Children to Visit Incarcerated Parents
At first, the children who visit Los Angeles County’s largest women’s jail are confused or even angry. Their mothers can’t hold them or take their hands. A hard glass partition is in the way.
Kamala Harris Unveils Justice Reform Plan Focused on Youth and Families
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris rolled out a criminal justice reform plan Monday that focused heavily on youth justice and child welfare issues. Harris’s plans aligns with several fellow Democrats on proposing reforms to the juvenile justice system, but she is the first in the crowded Democratic primary field to talk about addressing some child welfare issues.
On Alcatraz Island, A Testament to the Unseen Impact of Incarceration
In the New Industries Building on Alcatraz Island, window panes that have broken in the years since the prison closed have been left shattered. Walking through the exhibit The Sentence Unseen: Portraits of Resilience, which opened there on June 13, the crumbling space could be seen as a reminder of the devastation to families when a parent goes to prison.